Christ Church Sandown
Welcome to the website of Christ Church, Sandown!
Thank you for visiting this website. We would be so glad to extend a warm welcome to you at any church service or event.
As a result of the Corona virus things are not quite back to normal yet but services on Sunday mornings at 11am are now taking place albeit with certain special arrangements in place. These can be found on the special Corvid-19 page. Click here for the link.
Although some re-opening of the church is now in place, it is our intention to continue to support everyone through maintaining our on-line services and virtual meet-ups.
Our Autumn Worship at Home series follows the theme of Walking with God which is available on the church's YouTube channel (please subscribe to it) and will run until 1 November. A link to this week's video is shown below:
On the above Sunday a special on-line service will be available in place of our normal Worship at Home service. As part of the service we would like to be able to show a gallery of paintings/drawings on the remembrance/poppy theme. If you would like to contribute to the gallery please send via email a photo of your work to Paul Corbett so that it can be included in the on-line service and on this website. Paul can be emailed by clicking here.
In view of the restrictions under which the group would need to operate, we are not able to currently provide the meeting together facilities previously enjoyed. Reluctantly, therefore, a decision has been made to relaunch the group as soon as the things get back to normal which we are hoping is by the spring of next year.
If you find yourself isolated and in need please call or text Mark on 07873 406558. We have people who can help and are very happy to chat on the phone if you should be worried. In any event do spend time calling people you know. We might all be socially isolating but we can still keep in touch.
The church building remains generally inaccessible due to the hygiene arrangements required following its use. However, prayer has now been re-established on Saturday mornings at 8.30am with social distancing in place. We note that of course the church building is not the only place we can pray. Can we encourage everyone to pray at home and may be even pray over the phone/FaceTime/WhatsApp/Skype/Messenger/Zoom with someone else! “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Worship, messages and news
Weekly Worship at Home services are being recorded and are available on the church's YouTube Channel and/or the church's Facebook page. A search on Christ Church Sandown will locate both these sources. The Worship at home service is uploaded and available from 6pm each Saturday for you to use at the time of your choice on Sundays. The worship at home service includes a message, worship songs recorded by members of our worship group together with prayers and often interviews and/or special items. A mid-week message is also being recorded on the church's Facebook page and is published on Wednesdays.
We have a church email list which is used to alert everyone to the publication of videos and the latest news generally. If you would like to be kept in contact in this way please ask to be put on our mail list which Mark Williams is maintaining (click here to contact Mark for this purpose).
Apart from the church's own services, we would commend the local Facebook live service of St Paul's Barton at 10am on Sundays.
As we are not able to have activities for children during our services in church, here are some activities families might like to look at together at home. If you do take part, we would love to see photos of your creations on our Facebook page.
The church home groups are not currently physically meeting. However, various regular link-ups are taking place using mainly Messenger, Facetime, Google meet and Zoom. If you would like to try and join in one of the discussions which are substantially informal catch-up conversations please email Paul Corbett (click here to contact Paul for this purpose). We cannot guarantee to link you up but we will try.